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Tree comparisons



Apple trees
Chieftain

A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.
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Using


Apple trees
Chieftain
Picking seasonLate
UsesEating fresh
Cooking
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Flavor style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Chieftain
Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group4
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Disease resistance


Apple trees
Chieftain
General resistanceGood
ScabSome resistance
FireblightSome resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Chieftain
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Chieftain
Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Fruit colorCrimson
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